Retail Commerce

Product Development

Order Booking

Minimum - Preferably Graduate in any discipline

Certified training Merchandiser (programme aligned to AMH/Q0901 released by Apparel, Made Up?s and Home Furnishing Sector Skill Council)

1-2 years of work experience/internship in apparel field (product development, production), preferably

The tasks a Merchandiser is expected to perform include: Analysing the product

Establishing merchandising objectives

Developing and presenting merchandising plan

Organizing & co-ordinating for pre-production

Co-ordinating and managing factory shipment

Maintaining health, safety and security at workplace

Equipped to use computer (MS Office, data management and basic Internet) and other ERP platform

Competent in basic troubleshooting of the computer system. SC3. Access, interpret and use data from a range of sources

Proficient in presenting information in appropriate formats

Well-versed in sequence operations

Equipped to be up-to-date with changes, procedures and practices in the relevant fields

Able to clarify and check task-related information

Proficient in following market trend assessment

Competent to perform market trend analysis and identify buying patterns

Competent to determine the following key criteria for design brief:

Business goals

Buyers requirements

Target market

Budget and time constraints

Well-versed in design brief which includes the design collection analysis

Knowledge of product development and production

Work in a fast?paced environment

Able to take up challenges

Critical thinking

Effective communication skills

Good team player

Work well under pressure Interested in analysing data with skills in MS Office

Not a desk job

Working from home is not available.Contractual work and part-time work is also available.Working hours

Working hours are 7/8 hours a week for 5/6 days

Working overtime is common

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?Yes

This is considered a slightly dangerous or hazardous job. Workplace accidents can occur from untrained staff, faulty, incorrect or unstable equipment etc.Injuries can result from commonly used items such as box cutters, knives of any sort, nail guns etc.Injuries can result from lifting heavy objects.

A Trainee Merchandiser earns approximately `12,000 ? `15,000 per monthCandidate with 2/3 years? experience - `40,000 to `50,000 per month

Growth Estimates of Merchandising in India1

India?s overall export during the year 2012-13 is estimated to be `24,06,996 crore (US$ 445.74 billion) registering a growth of 14% (1.07% in US$ terms) over the year 2011-12 when India?s overall export was estimated to be `21,16,466 crore (US$ 441 billion).

The country?s merchandise export registered a growth of 12.25% in Rupee terms during the year 2012-13 over the year 2011-12.

Latest Trends in Merchandising in India2

Consumer markets in emerging market economies like India are growing rapidly owing to robust economic growth. India's modern consumption level is set to double within five years to US$ 1.5 trillion from the present level of US$ 750 billion.

Large retail services and retail chains, such as Pantaloons Retail, Lifestyle Retail, Shoppers Stop, Reliance Retail, etc.Manufacturing and exporter of garments and fashion apparel, such as Wardhman textiles Arvind Mills, Reliance Textiles , Grasim Industries, etc.

Maximum number of job openings are available in Gurgaon, Mumbai, New Delhi, Delhi, Bangalore and other metro cities.3 /gandhinagar/ce6_amro.html

Advance Training in Apparel

Merchandising / Apparel


SASMIRA Powerloom Service

Centre, Ministry of Textiles,

Goverment of India, 319,Silco

House,Gokul Nagar, Bhiwandi - 421302

School of Engineering &

Technology (SOET),

Indira Gandhi National

Open University (IGNOU), Maidan

Garhi, New Delhi - 110068

FDDI School of Retail

Management (FSRM)

A - 10 / A, Sector ? 24, NOIDA ?

201 301, Gautam Budh Nagar, Uttar Pradesh /college/indian-institute-fashion-technology/